Denise Goldberg's blog

Friday, April 18, 2014

crocus in the grass

A glimpse of flowers, crocus scattered across a grassy hill...

crocus in the grass
at Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA

Thursday, April 17, 2014

downward-facing daff

Looking at this daffodil brought to mind the yoga pose downward-facing dog. Instead of a person it's a daffodil practicing yoga, a downward-facing daffodil!

downward facing daffodil

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Many trees still appear to be bare, some are sporting a bit of red, and a few are showing emerging green. I'm very happy to see leaves starting to emerge!

emerging leaves, spring green

snow in April

Lest we get complacent with warmer days, the weather wizard has gifted us with a little bit of snow this morning. It was just enough to remind us that while the calendar says it is spring, the season is lagging.

Brr... from warm temperatures early in the week we're back to the freezing mark once again.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I keep seeing these tiny blue and white flowers scattered about, in gardens, in the grass.

I went looking for a name and found that they are known as "glory-of-the-snow" (with a proper name of Chionodoxa). It's a flower that blooms early in the spring. So beautiful...


at the airport

Hmm... why is it that happenings like this don't grace the airports that I pass through?

This is pure fun, a flash mob at the Shannon Airport by students from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

afternoon walk

An afternoon walk close to home, more crocus on display...

crocus in yellow

early flowers

I headed to Maudslay State Park this morning to see if any flowers graced the landscape. I found some early color in the form of crocus and glory-of-the-snow, plus a bit of green and white on a hillside full of snow drops.

crocus in purple and white

More flowers from today can be viewed in the gallery Maudslay State Park - 2014 starting with this photo and ending here. If you see snow instead of flowers you've gone too far!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

curved and patterned

I'm fascinated by the exquisite detail found in orchids. The blooms sit nicely on a curved stalk, the petals of the flower wear wonderful colors with an overlying pattern that looks as if it was (deliberately) painted.

orchids in patterned pink

a beach walk

A beach is made for walking.

As the tide changed and water receded (on a day in mid-March) I shared Crane Beach with people and horses, enjoying the quiet, the water, reflections.

a beach made for walking as the water recedes